Glowing Greenbrier, Reprised

I loved the look of both of the greenbrier photos and really couldn’t choose between them. Here is the second one.

Glowing Greenbrier 2

I think it just barely edges out the prior one as my favorite.

Which do you prefer, the one from January 16th or this one from today, January 18th?

Togetherness

These two little oak galls seem to be leaning in to each other, as though to share secrets or offer comfort. Yes, anthropomorphism at its finest!

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Nikon D5100 f/5.6 ISO 800 1/250sec 195mm – Summer 2012

I was out at sunrise the other morning, watering the little fruit trees. These bright orange-yellow galls caught my eye. Their color is certainly enhanced by the glow of sunrise, and that is part of what caught my eye, but what I like the most is their attitude of leaning in toward each other, and the appearance of being cradled by the leaf.